[Explanation] The Dragon Boat Festival is approaching. On June 9th, Zhengzhou Zoo specially made "special style" zongzi for animals this year.

Early that morning, the staff began to make rice dumplings. In addition to the traditional glutinous rice dumplings, there were also rice dumplings with scientifically matched fruit and vegetable fillings, satisfying the different tastes of the "cute pets".

  [Concurrent] Chen Jing, a staff member of the Zhengzhou Zoo

  This pot is mainly prepared for large animals. For example, hippos and elephants eat this fruit and vegetable dumplings. We prepare special fruits, grapes, bananas, and cantaloupes. (Vegetables) are mainly carrots and celery. Lord, there is also a special Susheng Wowotou, which is also specially made with meat or something special in it.

  [Explanation] In order to facilitate the elephants and hippos to eat, their vegetable dumplings are carefully tied with edible straw ropes. The whole dumplings are both material and firmly wrapped, each weighing 1 jin. The leaves are fresh and tender cabbage leaves, which are wrapped inside. With sliced ​​eggplant, zucchini, corn and their favorite nutritious wotou, you can eat one bite at a time.

  [Concurrent] Chen Jing, a staff member of the Zhengzhou Zoo

  Primates may first untie the rope to see what's inside. It feels like eating while playing. Large animals are more enjoyable. They are more "savage" and take a bite. You can see that the (Zongzi stuffing) is cut too. Hob block.

  [Explanation] In addition, the gorilla's fruit dumplings contain not only watermelon, grapes, bananas, and apples, but also crude fiber leaves.

Macaques can also "feast". Not only can they eat fruit dumplings with red dates and raisins and rich fillings, but they can also enjoy freshly baked glutinous rice dumplings.

  [Concurrent] Tian Shuliao, Chief of Animal Management Section, Zhengzhou Zoo

  The Dragon Boat Festival is approaching soon, and we also want to spend a Dragon Boat Festival with the animals.

For different animals, making zongzi with different fillings is also out of respect for the ecological habits of animals.

  Reporter Li Chaoqing reports from Zhengzhou, Henan

Editor in charge: 【Luo Pan】

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